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Old 12-05-2003, 02:52 AM   #2
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2003 WRX
R.I.P. 7.27.2005


dunno if you have the newer version, but i do and it is a REAL pain to install.

It makes it MUCH easier to have one person on each side due the the ICs weight.

Some tips i've come up with:

- Wrap the metal AC hose with some rubber heater hose. When it's pressed up against the firewall it rattles like mad.
- Wrap the lower portion of the AC hose with heater hose where it contacts the back-side of the IC.
- Dunno how yours fits. But i bent the hell out of my wastegate nipple with the IC. Take off the passenger side bracket and put two 10mm washers under each bolt. This raises it enough to clear the wastegate. if the IC touches the wastegate hose it will eventually rub through and you will get boost spikes.
- By far the best tip, REMOVE the driver side bracket and leave it off till you get the IC in. Once the IC is in place and all the hoses are attached you can shimmy the bracket in there.

that's all i can think of....
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